Smart Solutions for Global Challenges
250 companies from 35 countries had entered the rind for the CODE_n CONTEST 2013. 50 finalists were invited to exhibit at the CODE_n hall at CeBIT.
CONTEST Winner 2013
Changers.com and Greenclouds
Changers.com won first place in the Startup category. Greenclouds took first place in the Emerging Company category.
Changers makes eco-friendly behavior measurable and personally rewarding. The intelligent and mobile lifestyle solar-charger enables everybody to produce and consume their own renewable energy. The device measures the exact amount of generated energy and carbon emission savings and – connected to a computer – uploads this data to the community, Changers.com. There, you can see and compare your achievements with your friends and the rest of the world. And for each saved gram of carbon emissions the users are rewarded with Changers Credits, which they can exchange on the Social Energy Marketplace for sustainable products and services from partners.
Greenclouds has built a technology platform that aggregates idle resources within the ICT industry and makes this excess IT capacity available to IT service companies and organizations, online and on demand. By using excess IT capacity, the Greenclouds platform creates a triple-win situation: It establishes a source of revenue for the ICT industry, increases yields while generating cost and energy savings for cloud members, and, last but not least, it contributes to the health of our planet in this green age.Meet the finalists